Please click on a directors name for further information:
|David Allen||Graham Jones (Chair)|
|Zed Ali||Donna Hussain|
|Tony Carr||Dawn Welham|
|Alistair Clarke||Ann Marie Wrigley|
|Paula Gamester||Naz Zaman|
David is a key member of the leadership team at Recycling Lives – an organisation that blends recycling with social welfare. Dave’s experiences have given him a true understanding of social businesses as well as the commerciality of a big business and brings a strong belief to Selnet about the needs of the third sector working with private businesses.
Zed has a passion for improving outcomes for marginalised communities which falls under the legal framework of Equality and the Race Relation Acts. She has worked in the public sector for 20 years and in the VCFS for 5 years, and has the credentials and the support of both sectors. Lancashire Equalities is positioned uniquely to provide voice and representation for new, micro and small BME groups. Zed is well versed on issues relating to poverty and economic inequality, and is experienced in relation to policy, practice, legislation & evaluation.
Tony is a social entrepreneur and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Tony was the project manager of the highly successful Blackpool based LEGI project from 2007 through to 2011 and he is currently Managing Director of Social Enterprise Solutions (UK) CIC who from 2010 to 2012 were listed in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s list of the UK’s top 100 social businesses. In 2012 Tony received SELNET’s coveted ‘Enterprise in Society’ Award.
Alistair is a chartered business advisor and professional marketer as director of Tick The Publicity Box cic – a community interest company established in 2008 to aid social enterprises and charitable groups to raise awareness through marketing, PR and events. He is a regular deliverer of ERDF-funded business support programmes and has advised a large number of pre-start up social enterprises and assisted a number of social firms on how to develop their businesses.
My work has taken me to many places around the globe, and have set up businesses both here in the UK and in other countries. I became involved with the social enterprise sector over 10 years ago when I founded Connector Media and The Sewing Rooms. I am passionate about Social Enterprise and am proud to be part of a global movement that is putting People and the Planet First. I currently am part of the Well Skelmersdale Vision Team that has just brought the School for Social Entrepreneurs to Skelmersdale and am an Ambassador for Well North.
Jez has worked in the third sector for over 15 years in a variety of roles and a leading advocate of Participatory Budgeting, through a consultancy project called PB partners, being delivered by his own social enterprise with clients in numerous public bodies. Jez is a non-executive director of Central Manchester Primary Care Trust and social enterprise business analyst for Lancaster university management school, where he ran a number of social enterprise development programmes.
Graham is Chair of Selnet, a founder director of the organisation, he currently has line management responsibility for Selnet’s Chief Executive. In the social enterprise world, Graham is the Business Manager at Bootstrap Enterprises in Blackburn. Graham is an active social enterprise champion with a wealth of expertise and experience within the sector, he is passionate about the need for charities and social enterprises to work co-operatively and delver superb services to local people.
As the development officer of CVCFSN part of Donna’s role is to develop existing and new strategies, along with improved policies for collaborative working between the sectors to work towards social and economic improvement. Donna also represents the third sector on local strategic boards and facilitates Equality and Diversity and Interfaith Forums and initiatives.
Dawn is the Community Sector Development Officer for Global Renewables and organises the annual conferences and awards ceremonies for Lancashire CRN. She is skilled at marketing, design, fundraising and tender writing and also provides capacity building and project management support for groups whose activities divert waste from landfill. Dawn became a Director of Selnet Ltd in January 2012 to represent the interests of the community waste sector in Lancashire.
About Ann Marie
Ann Marie is a founder director of Selnet and also of Co-ops NW (Currently chair). She has worked in the social enterprise sector for over 25 years at first in fair trading and then at New Era where her responsibilities have included project development, bidding for funds, planning and delivery. Ann Marie is a qualified social enterprise business support worker and has an MA in social enterprise.
Naz’s area of expertise is the women’s agenda and has vast experience of the issues that can hinder women from becoming active members in their communities. Her previous experience includes acting as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) attached to Burnley Specialist Domestic Violence Court, health and wellbeing work carried out in Blackburn with Darwen. Her current role involves not just the operational running of the organization but income generation and strategic development. She volunteers as a director of a community building and sit on the East Lancashire Magistrates bench.